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Guimarães is considered the birthplace of Portugal because Afonso Henriques, who went on to be the first king of Portugal, was born here. The historical centre in the area that was within the Guimarães city walls, is associated with the formation and identity of Portugal, and was classified a World…
The birthplace of Portugal. Gorgeous! (one hour by train) Visit the city historical center, the Castle, the Duques de Bragança Palace (6€), Casa da Memória. Take the cable car to Penha.
20 minute drive from braga, Guimaraes is a very interesting litle city to visit!
May 26, 2012
Guimarães 2012 - Capital Europeia da Cultura